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The symbol shows the location of the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter which serves 120,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Stockland Hill transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 H max
C26+ (514.2MHz)463mDTG-50,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) South West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

 H max
C23+ (490.2MHz)463mDTG-50,000W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (West Country), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (West Country),

 H max
C29+ (538.2MHz)463mDTG-50,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 H -3dB
C25- (505.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

 H -3dB
C22- (481.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

 H -3dB
C28- (529.8MHz)463mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?

The Stockland Hill (Devon, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Stockland Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Spotlight 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL3 5BD, 86km west-southwest (239°)
to BBC South West region - 107 masts.
regional news image
ITV West Country News (West) 0.8m homes 2.9%
from Plymouth PL7 5BQ, 80km southwest (236°)
to ITV West Country region - 107 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with West Country (East)

Are there any self-help relays?

BickleighTransposer15 km N Exeter25 homes
Freshwater C/pActive deflector2 km SE Bridport, Dorset250 homes (caravans)
Ladram BayTransposer15 km SE Exeter400 homes (caravans)

How will the Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1961-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1327 Mar 2019

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 6 May 09 and 20 May 09.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 250kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 25kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 5kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 2.5kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Stockland Hill transmitter area

Apr 1961-Dec 1981Westward Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South West (TSW)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Westcountry Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Mrs Evelyn Thomas
12:20 PM

I have been trying to tune to channel 74 (true Christmas) and Talking pictures but have been informed by Freeview helpline that Stockland doe not cover these channels. Is there any liklihood that these will be covered in future?
I have a loft aerial and have no problems with reception.
My postcode is EX15 1XN,

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Mrs Evelyn Thomas's 1 post US

1:44 PM

Mrs Evelyn Thomas: True Christmas is broadcast alongside local TV channels, of which there are none planned to broadcast from Stockland Hill. Talking Pictures is broadcast on COM7 which is a temporary service available from 30 main transmitter sites covering around 70% of households, it is expected to close in 2020 and won't be added to any further transmitters.

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StevensOnln1's 3,434 posts GB
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Graham Theobald
12:19 AM

Will Stockland Hill transmitter ever be upgraded to an extended freeview service (com7 + Com8) , if so when ?, if not why not ?

Thanks in advance

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Graham Theobald's 1 post GB

10:50 AM

Graham Theobald: It won't ever receive COM7 or COM8. Both are temporary services which are broadcast from 30 transmitters covering around 70-75% of UK households and are due to close in 2020 following the clearence of the 700MHz frequency band.

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StevensOnln1's 3,434 posts GB
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Nigel Shenton
7:38 AM

I live in Cheddar BS27 3BY. We, along with around 400 other houses in Cheddar, cannot receive BBC West or ITV West because our homes cannot see the Mendip transmitter and a local relay in Cheddar was not upgraded from Analogue to Digital.
Our signal thus has to come from Stockland Hill.
Would it be possible to arrange for Stockland Hill to transmit BBC West and ITV West alongside its other channels..
If not are there other transmitters South of Cheddar that we could repoint our aerial to, as said Mendip is out of sight to us because of the Mendip Hills

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Nigel Shenton's 1 post GB

10:42 AM

Nigel Shenton:

Take a look at the 'digitaluk trade' box at the bottom of your posting (or go to Coverage Checker - Detailed View to see what reception possibilities you have. Stockland Hill is a possible but with some multiplexes being variable. It is also some distance away so the signal strength may be variable due to atmospheric variations. Wenvoe is a non-starter and Mendip has the best options though the terrain plot shows possible obstructions at about 5 km out from you.

The best chance is to have you aerial mounted as high as possible, making sure the mountings and pole are strong and safe. That could enable the aerial to 'see' over the hills.

You best policy is to consult a local TV Aerial contractor for advice based on local knowledge.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Transmitter engineering

5:32 PM

STOCKLAND HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal from 14:55 today to 15:08 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Transmitter engineering

5:32 AM

STOCKLAND HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal from 14:55 yesterday to 15:08 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

11:32 AM

STOCKLAND HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal from 14:55 yesterday to 15:08 yesterday, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 10:28 today to 10:42 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 138,944 posts xx
Thursday, 27 July 2017
Transmitter engineering

5:32 AM

STOCKLAND HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal from 14:55 on 25 Jul to 15:08 on 25 Jul, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 10:28 yesterday to 10:42 yesterday. [BBC]

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